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April 2019

Forced Migrations & Poetry as Encounter

Monday, April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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A poetry reading and conversation about contemporary migration and stories of border crossings. Slought is pleased to announce "Forced Migrations & Poetry as Encounter," a reading and conversation with Argentine poet Dani Zelko. Zelko will discuss his latest bilingual book Reunión: North Border / Frontera Norte, which he co-produced with persons from Latin America and the Middle East in the context of their migration to the U.S. and Canada. Zelko will be in conversation with scholar Jennifer Ponce de León…

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FMA Student Thesis Film Showcase

Tuesday, April 23 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122 United States
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The Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University has created a Master Class program that combines undergraduate students in Directing, Producing, Cinematography and Post-Production to create original short films.  Through these projects, young FMA filmmakers explore a range of genres and tackle a variety of social issues.  This year seven narrative films and one documentary film will be featured. Please join us! 5pm doors open 5- 6pm- Reception 6-9pm – Screening/Awards

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Celebrating Silver: A Conversation with Bea Garvan:  With an Overview of American Silver at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by David Barquist

Wednesday, April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locus St
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Join Library Company Trustee Emerita, Beatrice B. Garvan, the Curator Emerita of American Decorative Arts and David L. Barquist, the H. Richard Dietrich, Jr., Curator of American Decorative Arts both of the Philadelphia Museum of Art as we hear about their new publication and research exploring the history of American Silver. Beginning with Cesar Ghiselin in 1681, Philadelphia has a long and storied history of silversmithing that includes notable artists such as Joseph Richardson Sr. and Jr., Philip Syng Jr.,…

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Moments Within the Movement

Wednesday, April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Devin Allen, from the series A Beautiful Ghetto. Baltimore Uprising, 2015. An opening event for an exhibit of work by Maurice Sorrell and Devin Allen featuring leading figures from the civil rights era and the rise of citizen activism.  Slought and Penn Social Policy & Practice are pleased to announce Moments Within the Movement: A Conversation, featuring photographer Devin Allen and curator Stephanie Renée in dialogue about the power of portraiture and social documentary to foreground the reality of oppression and the…

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Student Art Show Opening

Thursday, April 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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Colorful M design by Art Education student Huong Nguyen, Olney Charter High School. Join us for the opening of the Annual Student Art Show: Get Free. This year, our students explored the idea that freedom is not just physical, but also a frame of mind. Through thoughtful conversation and reflection, students used art of all kinds to evoke the questions what is freedom, who has freedom, what is the cost of freedom, and what does it mean to be free? For more…

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ART: improvised performance plus pre-show interactive art exhibit

Friday, April 26 @ 8:00 pm - Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 pm
Arden Theater, 40 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States
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  ART improvised performance plus pre-show interactive art exhibit April 26 & 27 May 3 & 4 8pm The Horan Studio at The Arden Theater's Hamilton Family Center 62 N. 2nd St What would you title a work of art inspired by a significant moment in your life? T&G uses your anonymously submitted titles to improvise hilarious and heartbreaking scenes, monologues and "living paintings" exploring life and relationships. General:  $16 advance; $19 door Over 65:  $13 advance; $15 door Under 25: $7 advance;…

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Pop in the (Rail) Park

Sunday, April 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rail Park, Broad and Noble streets to 11th and Callowhill streets
Philadelphia, PA 19123 United States
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Bubbles, Bubbles and MORE Bubbles! A bubble might be a mere puff of air trapped inside a soap and water film, but there is much, much more to explore!  The magic of bubble artistry comes to life in this family-friendly event designed to celebrate the infinite ways these momentary soap masterpieces captivate and delight. Create glistening bubble watercolor art. Bounce, catch and chase bubbles. Blow bubbles using a variety of tools. Mix bubble formula. And, for the ultimate bubble lover—step…

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Architectures and Counter-Architectures of Knowledge, c. 1970

Monday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Philadelphia Parkway Program in LIFE magazine (May 16, 1969). A talk and conversation about education and knowledge production during the 1960s and 70s   Slought is pleased to announce Architectures and Counterarchitectures of Knowledge, c. 1970,, a talk by Tom Holert of the Harun Farocki Institut. Presented with the Temple University Department of Film and Media Arts, this event will explore the spatial and counter-spatial conditions of education and knowledge production in the US, Canada, and Europe during the 1960s and…

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May 2019

Schuylkill Yards – The Bulletin Building

Thursday, May 2 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Center for Architecture & Design, 1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, 19107 United States
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Architect Richard Maimon of KieranTimberlake and developer Jerry Sweeney of Brandywine Realty Trust will discuss their re-model of the Bulletin Building in University City. By the mid-20th century, the Evening Bulletin was the country’s largest circulation afternoon newspaper. In establishing a new headquarters that included both publishing and printing, architect George Howe designed a complex opposite 30th Street Station that was both modern and functionally state-of-the-art, a monumental response to the grandeur of its neighbor. While the building’s east facade was degraded significantly…

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Fifth Annual Violette de Mazia Lecture and Reception

Saturday, May 4 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Barnes Collection, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130 United States
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In Memory of Richard J. Wattenmaker 11:30 am–1 pm, Lecture and Panel Discussion 1–2:30 pm, Reception Please join us for the Fifth Annual Violette de Mazia Lecture. This year, the lecture will focus on the life and legacy of Ms. de Mazia herself. Educator, author, and guiding force behind the Barnes Foundation’s art education program for more than 30 years, Violette de Mazia came to define the Barnes for generations of students. Presentations from biographer Serena Skwersky, former student Marilyn…

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